Saturday, 21 August 2010

Gratitude overflows with "L."

At the risk of being predictable and trite, I'm going to do it... my deepest gratitude belongs to the letter "l" for love. 
It is one of the most fundamental human needs and something that is felt universally across cultures and without bounds.  There's a reason that scores of poems, songs, books, movies, paintings and all other manner of artistic (and not-so-artistic endeavours) are all devoted to this very subject.  A quick Google search has yielded "About 8,300,000,000 results."

I won't pretend to be able to be eloquent and describe all the various forms of love that exist in the universe, nor those which are in my life.  It is simply there, manifest in my daily life in innumerable ways.  It’s there in so many ways, that sometimes I don't even see or realise it is there.  

I have been incredibly fortunate, in my short thirty-some-odd journeys around the sun to have been loved and have had the opportunity to give love to some amazing, wonderful, incredible people.

I wish I could say that in the pursuit of love and being loved, I have been entirely faultless, but that would be a complete and utter lie – I’m truly beyond sorry if you have ever been on the receiving end of one of my poorly judged or misguided attempts… 

I have always loved deeply, passionately and without reservation.  This has gone a bit wrong on me by times and I’ve stumbled here and there, sometimes I’ve even fallen flat on my backside… but who hasn’t been there?  I will continue to love like crazy – even if it’s not always reciprocated – I will continue to love living; love my beautiful family; love my amazing friends; love nature; love making mistakes; love learning; love laughing and love loving.  

Love and light to you and yours. x


Megan said...

This post is truelly wonderful. To love and be loved is honestly the most pure gift we get in this world. My family and friends mean the world to me and I try my best to let them know that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Megan! It is a special and amazing gift - one never to be taken for granted, so I just had to write about it. I'm sure you do a wonderful job of letting them know how much they mean to you, and they count their blessings to have you in their lives.


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